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K.C. Club: 1906

K.C. Club: 1906

1906. "Kansas City Club, Wyandotte and West 12th Sts., Kansas City, Mo." Popcorn, anyone? 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.


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Club Stats

The $112,000 building, on the northeast corner of Wyandotte and 12th, opened in September 1888 and served the Club for 34 years, being supplanted by newer, larger quarters elsewhere in 1922. It was demolished shortly thereafter and replaced by the "Hotel Stats" -- and no, that's not a typo.

Faces in the Window

Many Shorpy photographs, like this one, are more alive thanks to a face or two peering out a window, sometimes looking at the photographer, sometimes not.

Consider this closeup from a famous photograph of Lincoln's funeral procession. Six-year-old Theodore Roosevelt and brother Elliot look down as the dead president moves past their grandfather's house in New York City.

What a strange-looking building

Strange but cool in a unique way. So much stuff going on there. Bay windows, enclosed arched balcony and those two open terraces.

Right out of a sci-fi flick

The shadow formed from the hat worn by the woman on the corner makes her head look like it's some sort of alien insect creature. Maybe it just climbed out of the sewer? Maybe it wants to warn the popcorn vendor that he's set up illegally in a "Cars Stop Here" zone?

Building gone

I checked, all the buildings there are newer ones.

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